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Sex selective abortion is devastating the health of women and girls

A UN report published yesterday (23 June) suggests that not only is sex selective abortion becoming a growing trend in many Asian countries, it is also having huge health and social consequences for women and girls. Sadly, this is not news. Over twenty years ago, […]

A surprisingly upbeat end to the UN high level meeting on AIDS promises renewed global action

UN meetings and political declarations are often perceived as wordy and irrelevant. But every now and again these high level meetings do come up with statements that shape the actions of governments and aid agencies for years to come. The Millennium Summit of 2000 was […]

Missing midwives costs mothers’ lives

On 1 April 2011 Save the Children launched a campaign to find the missing midwives. Save the Children’s recent research suggests that globally we need 350,000 midwives, and that this shortage of skilled birth attendants means as few as 6% of women in some developing […]